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What does it mean that the NSLS is accredited?

The NSLS is fully accredited by Cognia; a national accreditation agency which oversees the sub-regional accrediting bodies as the parent organization of:  

(1) The Northwest Accredited Commission (NWAC); (2) The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI); (3) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

The NSLS is the only honor society to achieve this distinguished accolade. This commitment to accreditation assures advisors, members, parents, and the national education community that our institutional focus is on raising student achievement.

We provide an engaging and enriching learning environment, maintaining an efficient and effective learning program that builds leaders who make a better world.  

In addition to accreditation, the NSLS is also a certified B Corp. These certifications are more rigorous than ACHS to obtain and deeper in certification from the US Department of Education and the national board of B Corps.

We currently offer fully integrated online learning, on-campus coaching, and dynamic leadership development, which are all elements of a fully-accredited educational organization.

What does “accredited” mean?

Accredited means that an institution has successfully demonstrated the compliance requirements needed to meet the standards of an accrediting body.

Being accredited signifies that the institution is committed to providing high-quality educational programming and is accountable for its performance by a third-party regulator.